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Berättelsen om Ann : etik i Stig Larssons roman Nyår

by Åberg, Andreas

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The aim of this study is to examine if Kenneth, a character in the novel Nyår by Stig Larsson, takes his ethical responsibility for one of the characters that appears in one section of the book, Ann. Nyår has often been related to morality. This study shows that Levinas philosophy of ethics is a supplement to the discussion of morality. According to Levinas, a person that acts in a non-moral way still can act in a righteous ethical way. With this starting point, it is possible to be close to the text and to bring out new perspectives on the novel. Kenneth is a nihilist, but has got the possibility to take his ethical responsibility for Ann. The ethical responsibility for another person, according to Levinas, always comes first. Kenneth, like everybody else, is obligated to this responsibility.
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School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:stig larsson ethical responsibility morality nihilism emmanuel levinas the other radio

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Date of Publication:02/09/2005

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